Richard Garner has been Education Editor of The Independent for 12 years and writing about the subject for 34 years. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a disc jockey in London pubs and clubs and for a hospital radio station. His main hobbies are cricket (watching these days) and theatre. On his days off, he is most likelt to be found at Lord’s or the King’s Head Theatre Club.
19 June 2014 12:00 AM
Education Secretary Michael Gove has given the go-ahead for 38 new free schools, bringing the total number in the country to 331.
18 June 2014 10:30 PM
Just to note that some of the most prominent figures in the education world over the past two decades are celebrating this week as a result of the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
18 June 2014 03:46 PM
A new £1 million Government bursary scheme will give thousands of state school pupils the opportunity to join new cadet units.
18 June 2014 03:30 PM
A shake-up of A-Level science may lead to schools and colleges concluding practical experiments are irrelevant to getting into university, according to the former head of the National Science Learning Centre.
18 June 2014 12:00 AM
White working class pupils should have a longer day at school to help them boost their test and exam results, an influential group of MPs will recommend today.
17 June 2014 06:49 PM
Spending cuts have forced a £2m cut in funding for a scheme aimed at protecting pupils in Birmingham from being coerced into terrorism, MPs have heard.
Exclusive: Sixth-form colleges face closure because of deep budget cuts, with courses in languages, maths and science also being chopped
16 June 2014 12:19 AM
Sixth form colleges are under threat with several facing closure this year because of deep cuts to their budgets, claims a new study by the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association (SFCA). A survey of England’s 93 sixth form colleges reveals that more than one in three colleges have already had to axe their language courses – while more than one in five have scrapped courses in the Stem science and maths subjects.
12 June 2014 12:00 AM
An intriguing insight into the Government's flagship free schools policy was given last weekend at the Northern Rocks education conference in Leeds.
11 June 2014 11:00 PM
10 June 2014 12:00 AM
Concern over the lack of accountability of the Government’s flagship academies is revealed today in a hard-hitting report from the influential Commons public accounts committee.
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